Tips for a Successful Grant Application


Make sure your project is appropriate. Can you answer yes to the following questions:

  1. Does it benefit the students you serve?

  2. Can it be done in the time frame allowed?

  3. Is it practical?

  4. Is the language clear, concise and easy for someone outside of education to understand?


Important Items to Remember
  • Projects should not exist merely to purchase equipment or supplies.

  • The purpose is to enhance education of the students.

  • Submit your application on time.Attend a Grant Writing workshop facilitated by APEF members.

  • Make sure name and campus are on the cover sheet only.

  • Make sure language used can be understood by non-educators.Be specific and thorough in figuring cost of materials and supplies needed.

  • List costs for any labor needed for the project.